On the 16th September 4 Whitworth along with Ms. Kiernan had the opportunity to walk to our local Orchard to hear Olan McNeese speak about how his business was formed and has grown. The students learnt about grafting trees, the work behind supplying stores to the manufacturing of Dan Kelly cider and apple juice. Everyone received a free complimentary apple juice which was greatly appreciated as the Indian summer sun was shining bright!
DGS Horticulture Students supporting La na gCrann. “From a small acorn grows a mighty oak tree”. Well done to our 4 Whitworth Horticulture class for their efforts in fostering a tree culture and raising awareness of the importance of trees. We planted our tree as part of the Tetra Pak Tree Day 2020 which takes place on Thursday, 1st October. This year’s theme is Be A Force For Nature! (“Bí i do fórsa don nádúir!”) Which focuses on the things we can do in our everyday lives to help nature and our environment. Students dug deep to ensure our small oak tree amongst the mature trees gets a good grounding along our campus entrance. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen and help reduce the risk of climate change. They also provide shelter and food for birds, insects and animals. We enjoy the nature and beauty our campus offers and we strive to develop it whilst supporting the environment.
Ecology studies was brought to life for our science students this September as they completed field work projects by investigating the treasures of a natural reservoir across the road from our school. Various species of insects were discovered as the students enjoyed an interactive morning of learning.